September 24, 2021

How Much Money will you make After Graduating?

moneyWhen President Barack Obama announced the release of a new federal College Scorecard in his weekly address this past Saturday, he said the website would give Americans “access to reliable data on every institution of higher education.”  Sounds good right…

“You’ll be able to see how much each school’s graduates earn, how much debt they graduate with, and what percentage of a school’s students can pay back their loans,” he said.  Again, cool right?

However prospective students who utilize the revamped tool in order to estimate their future earnings probably will not get a realistic sense of what they can expect to make after graduating. And if they’re checking out the individual state websites with Geo specific wage data as well, they’re likely to end up even more confused than enlightened.

Link to article on Chronicle:

Flood of articles questioning the value of a college education

does a college degree make sense

Is it just our staff or is everyone seeing a continuous release of articles disputing the value of a college education?  The flow of articles appearing daily and on all of the major newspapers & news outlets seems to be endless.  Yes, while many of them are quoting valid (yet limited & specifically narrow) statistics, others leverage specifically alarming metrics and most try to relate the student loan market to the mortgage market, as a parent do you really question if your children should get a college degree?  While clearly as a country we are in a position of relatively high unemployment & under employment, do you really believe we should be spreading the message to our future generations that getting a college education does not pay?

While most agree that tuition costs have grown way to high way to fast, why don’t we focus our angst and collective strength to force changes to tuition in order to make it more affordable, instead of questioning getting a degree?  Why don’t we push for the removal of 90/10 so that leaders in our industry can provide cost effective college education?


Below is a link to another article questioning the value of obtaining a college degree.  If you read between the lines however, they are indicating an opportunity our industry can run with…  see if you can find it!


Is College a Lousy Investment?


 Mythomania about college has turned getting a degree into an American neurosis. It’s sending parents to the poorhouse and saddling students with a backpack full of debt that doesn’t even guarantee a good job in the end. With college debt making national headlines, Megan McArdle asks, is college a bum deal?


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In an Economic Storm, a College Degree Is Still the Best Umbrella!

is college worth the moneyIn an article by Eric Hoover, The Chronicle it seems Georgetown’s study backs what our industry has been saying for ever….


Weathering the recession with a college degree can be tough. Weathering it without one is much tougher.

That’s the main finding of a new report based on a study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. According to a report on the findings, the vast majority of jobs lost during and after the recession were held by workers with no more than a high-school diploma.

On the flip side of the job-loss equation, most gains during the recovery came in the form of jobs filled by workers with at least some postsecondary education. “The gradual shift to more educated workers has been going on for decades,” the report concludes, “but the recession gave it a mighty push.”

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College Board’s survey on how much more money people make based on level of education

College board recently release the results of its survey on earnings based on race & degree level.  Clearly the facts speak for themselves with regards to the lifetime value of a degree.  Based on actual salary data people will earn from 66% to 274% more in their life with a college degree or advanced degree vs. a high school degree.

View the survey or presentation here: 

Isn’t it interesting that with all of the data & facts stacked in favor of the value in obtaining a college degree the government is making it more difficult to those who provide it…especially to those who promote it to the segment of the population that needs it most!

Look at the difference it make relating unemployment with level of education